Xiang Li

Xiang Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department

College of Engineering, Santa Clara University

Mailing address: Santa Clara University, Computer Science and Engineering Department, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, SCDI: Bergin

Office: 109 Bergin Hall

Email: xli8@scu.edu

Phone: 1(408) 554-6805

Position Available: I am looking for self-motivated and hardworking Ph.D. students and postdocs who are interested in tackling challenges in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems, Online Social Network analysis, Cyber-security with a focus on data science, algorithms and network optimization.

Short Bio

Xiang Li is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Santa Clara University. She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Florida, her research interests are centered on the large-scale optimization and its intersection with cyber-security of networking systems, big data analysis, and cyber physical systems. More specifically, the focus of her research is to develop models, theories, and data-driven optimization algorithms for many computationally hard problems in Online Social Networks, Device-to-Device Networks, Internet of Things, and Smart Grids. She has published 28 articles in various prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDM, including Best Paper Awards in IEEE SocialSec 2018 and IEEE MSN 2014, and Best Paper Nominee at IEEE ICDCS 2017.
Xiang is an associate editor for Journal of Combinatorial Optimization and Computational Social Networks Journal. She has served as a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Computer Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Networks Science and Engineering, IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, etc. She is a recipient of many awards, including NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award, UF Graduate School Fellowship, UF Informatics Institute Fellowship, UF Outstanding Merits Award, Travel Grant Awards at ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE ICDM, and IEEE INFOCOM Best-in-Section-Presentation Award.

News

  • Received NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award, Sole PI
  • Successfully secured one grant: “Emerging security concerns in data-driven networks”, SCU, Sole PI
  • Served as Associate Editor for Journal of Combinatorial Optimization
  • Served as Associate Editor for Computational Social Networks Journal
  • Served as TPC Member for 2019 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Smart Systems (MASS) Workshop
  • Paper Resource Allocation in Highly Dynamic Device-to-Device Communication: An Adaptive Set Multi-cover Approach accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • Conference presentation in IEEE ICDCS 2019
  • Paper An Approximation Algorithm for Active Friending in Online Social Networks accepted by ICDCS 2019
  • Paper Adaptive Crawling with Cautious Users accepted by ICDCS 2019
  • Served as TPC member for 2019 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)
  • Paper TipTop:(Almost) Exact Solutions for Influence Maximization in Billion-Scale Networks accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • Conference presentation in IEEE SocialSec 2018
  • Paper Adaptive Crawling in Online Social Networks: a Matrix Factorization Based Approach won best paper award at IEEE SocialSec 2018
  • Served as Session Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS International Workshop (2018)
  • Served as Publicity Co-Chair for 2018 International Conference on Computational Data & Social Networks (CSoNet)
  • Served as TPC member for 2018 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) workshop on BLOCKSEA
  • Served as TPC member for 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec)
  • Served as TPC member of 2018 International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Application (COCOA)

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award, 2020
  • Provost Publication Grant, Santa Clara University, 2019
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant Award for ACM SIGMETRICS, 2018
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant Award for IEEE INFOCOM, 2018
  • Outstanding Merits Award in University of Florida, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Best Paper Award Nomination, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Gartner Group Info Tech Scholarship, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Best-in-Session-Presentation Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Travel Grant Award from UF CISE, 2017
  • UF Informatics Institute Graduate Student Fellowship, 2016-2018
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014
  • Graduate School Fellowship Award in University of Florida, 2012-2016
  • Excellent Student Leader in Chinese Academy of Sciences (top 2%), 2011
  • Excellent Student in Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • Outstanding Student Award (top 1%), 2009
  • First prize Scholarship (top 2%), 2008
  • Top students for Best Stars Award (top 1‰), 2008
  • First prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2008
  • Second prize for China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM), 2007
  • Second prize Scholarship, 2007
  • Second prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2007